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While at Central I have explored my love of theatre and live performance while learning valuable skills in pattern drafting, garment construction and costume fitting. I enjoy problem solving unusual silhouettes using my understanding of period clothing and my skills include traditional and contemporary tailoring as well as millinery, which is an area of costume I thoroughly enjoy. My specialist skills in this discipline include experience working with a range of materials and I love taking on a challenge.

Please see below the two projects I worked on in my final year at Central.

Jordan Baker

A re-creation of Catherine Martin’s design for Jordan Baker in the 2013 film The Great Gatsby.

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I worked as the cutter and maker as well as fitting the garment to a model. I enjoyed drafting the patterns and problem solving the unusual cut of the dress.  I created a matching hat to suit Catherine Martin’s Jordan Baker design using a straw capeline which I blocked and steamed on a padded hat block. I loved working with this material and advancing my hand sewing skills.

Key Skills: pattern drafting, flat tacking, concealed zip, appliqué, block padding, steaming, straw stiffening, hand sewing.

The Wolf

A re-creation of Colleen Atwood’s zoot-suit design for The Wolf in the 2014 film Into the Woods.

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I worked as the cutter and maker as well as fitting the garment to a model. I enjoyed creating the collar, constructing the button fly and refining my tailoring skills. I created a matching hat to suit Colleen Atwood’s Wolf design using a felt capeline which I blocked and steamed on a fedora block. I love working with felt hoods and I enjoyed problem solving the ears and fur.

Key Skills: pad stitching, shawl collar, jet pockets, button fly, felt blocking, hand sewing, problem solving, working with fur.

Below is a collective video of our class work in progress which shows the technical skills as well as the time that went into creating our final year projects.

Visit my website or Instagram page for more images of my work and feel free to contact me via email.